Multicenter study on carpal tunnel syndrome and pregnancy incidence and natural course.

C. Pazzaglia, P. Caliandro, I. Aprile, M. Mondelli, M. Foschini, P. A. Tonali, L. Padua

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in pregnancy through a validated and multiperspective assessment of CTS and to assess the course of carpal tunnel syndrome after pregnancy. METHODS: During 2000-2001, the Italian CTS study group in 7 Italian centers studied the occurrence of CTS in women during the last period of pregnancy. The group enrolled and followed-up (10-15 months) 63 women during and after pregnancy with multiple measurements of CTS. In addition to the physician-centered and neurophysiologic traditional evaluations, a validated patient-oriented measurement to obtain more comprehensive and consistent data for severity of symptoms and functional impairment was adopted. RESULTS: CTS was clinically diagnosed in more than half of women (62%). Neurophysiological evaluation provided diagnosis of CTS in around half of women (43% were positive in one hand at least). Comparison of baseline and follow-up data showed a significant spontaneous improvement of patient-oriented and neurophysiologic measurements. Nevertheless, about half of women with CTS during pregnancy still complained of CTS symptoms one year after delivery. CONCLUSIONS: Our observations confirmed the frequent occurrence of CTS in pregnancy. At follow-up we observed that most CTS cases improve spontaneously without treatment but only in half of women CTS symptoms disappeared one year after delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurochirurgica, Supplement
Volume92
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Fingerprint

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Multicenter Studies
Pregnancy
Incidence
Multiple Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this

Multicenter study on carpal tunnel syndrome and pregnancy incidence and natural course. / Pazzaglia, C.; Caliandro, P.; Aprile, I.; Mondelli, M.; Foschini, M.; Tonali, P. A.; Padua, L.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplement, Vol. 92, 2005, p. 35-39.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{3da35fbd27754abdbdee95c9d9e71eba,
title = "Multicenter study on carpal tunnel syndrome and pregnancy incidence and natural course.",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in pregnancy through a validated and multiperspective assessment of CTS and to assess the course of carpal tunnel syndrome after pregnancy. METHODS: During 2000-2001, the Italian CTS study group in 7 Italian centers studied the occurrence of CTS in women during the last period of pregnancy. The group enrolled and followed-up (10-15 months) 63 women during and after pregnancy with multiple measurements of CTS. In addition to the physician-centered and neurophysiologic traditional evaluations, a validated patient-oriented measurement to obtain more comprehensive and consistent data for severity of symptoms and functional impairment was adopted. RESULTS: CTS was clinically diagnosed in more than half of women (62{\%}). Neurophysiological evaluation provided diagnosis of CTS in around half of women (43{\%} were positive in one hand at least). Comparison of baseline and follow-up data showed a significant spontaneous improvement of patient-oriented and neurophysiologic measurements. Nevertheless, about half of women with CTS during pregnancy still complained of CTS symptoms one year after delivery. CONCLUSIONS: Our observations confirmed the frequent occurrence of CTS in pregnancy. At follow-up we observed that most CTS cases improve spontaneously without treatment but only in half of women CTS symptoms disappeared one year after delivery.",
author = "C. Pazzaglia and P. Caliandro and I. Aprile and M. Mondelli and M. Foschini and Tonali, {P. A.} and L. Padua",
year = "2005",
language = "English",
volume = "92",
pages = "35--39",
journal = "Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplement",
issn = "0065-1419",
publisher = "Springer Wien",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Multicenter study on carpal tunnel syndrome and pregnancy incidence and natural course.

AU - Pazzaglia, C.

AU - Caliandro, P.

AU - Aprile, I.

AU - Mondelli, M.

AU - Foschini, M.

AU - Tonali, P. A.

AU - Padua, L.

PY - 2005

Y1 - 2005

N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in pregnancy through a validated and multiperspective assessment of CTS and to assess the course of carpal tunnel syndrome after pregnancy. METHODS: During 2000-2001, the Italian CTS study group in 7 Italian centers studied the occurrence of CTS in women during the last period of pregnancy. The group enrolled and followed-up (10-15 months) 63 women during and after pregnancy with multiple measurements of CTS. In addition to the physician-centered and neurophysiologic traditional evaluations, a validated patient-oriented measurement to obtain more comprehensive and consistent data for severity of symptoms and functional impairment was adopted. RESULTS: CTS was clinically diagnosed in more than half of women (62%). Neurophysiological evaluation provided diagnosis of CTS in around half of women (43% were positive in one hand at least). Comparison of baseline and follow-up data showed a significant spontaneous improvement of patient-oriented and neurophysiologic measurements. Nevertheless, about half of women with CTS during pregnancy still complained of CTS symptoms one year after delivery. CONCLUSIONS: Our observations confirmed the frequent occurrence of CTS in pregnancy. At follow-up we observed that most CTS cases improve spontaneously without treatment but only in half of women CTS symptoms disappeared one year after delivery.

AB - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in pregnancy through a validated and multiperspective assessment of CTS and to assess the course of carpal tunnel syndrome after pregnancy. METHODS: During 2000-2001, the Italian CTS study group in 7 Italian centers studied the occurrence of CTS in women during the last period of pregnancy. The group enrolled and followed-up (10-15 months) 63 women during and after pregnancy with multiple measurements of CTS. In addition to the physician-centered and neurophysiologic traditional evaluations, a validated patient-oriented measurement to obtain more comprehensive and consistent data for severity of symptoms and functional impairment was adopted. RESULTS: CTS was clinically diagnosed in more than half of women (62%). Neurophysiological evaluation provided diagnosis of CTS in around half of women (43% were positive in one hand at least). Comparison of baseline and follow-up data showed a significant spontaneous improvement of patient-oriented and neurophysiologic measurements. Nevertheless, about half of women with CTS during pregnancy still complained of CTS symptoms one year after delivery. CONCLUSIONS: Our observations confirmed the frequent occurrence of CTS in pregnancy. At follow-up we observed that most CTS cases improve spontaneously without treatment but only in half of women CTS symptoms disappeared one year after delivery.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=18044366187&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=18044366187&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 92

SP - 35

EP - 39

JO - Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplement

JF - Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplement

SN - 0065-1419

ER -